Past Events

  • Department Colloqium: "Nanoparticles in liquid crystals, and liquid crystals in nanoparticles"

    Room A4, DRL

    Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago

  • Department Colloquium: "Gauge theories, strings and gravity"

    Room A4, DRL

    Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study

    Gauge theories, such as the one describing strong interactions, contain string-like excitations. String theory describes the quantum dynamics of strings and it reduces to gravity at long distances. The simplest versions of string theory live in a ten dimensional spacetime. We will explain how these ten dimensional strings are intimately connected to the strings that appear in four dimensional gauge theories. The four dimensional gauge theory gives rise to a gravitational theory in a higher dimensional curved spacetime.
  • Colloquium: "Isostatic Lattices: From Jamming to Topological Phonons"

    Room A4, DRL

    Tom Lubensky, University of Pennsylvania

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  • Physics Colloquium / LRSM Burstein Lecture

    3:30 pm in the LRSM Auditorium, then the reception will be in the LRSM Reading Room at 4:30.

    Michael Cates, University of Edinburgh

    "The Physics of Cellular Motility"

    http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~mec/

    The Burstein Lecture is scheduled for 3:30 pm in the LRSM Auditorium, then the reception will be in the LRSM Reading Room at 4:30.

  • Primakoff Lecture: MARCH 15 PRIMAKOFF LECTURE CANCELED

    DRL A8

    Leo Kouwenhoven, Delft University of Technology

    http://tnw.tudelft.nl/index.php?id=33987

     

    PRIMAKOFF LECTURE CANCELED.

  • Physics Colloquium

    DRL A8

    Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


    "Emerging fluorescence technology to study the spatial and temporal dynamics of molecules with living cells"

    http://lippincottschwartzlab.nichd.nih.gov/

  • *Physics Colloquium / Rittenhouse Lecture*

    DRL A1

    Scott Ransom, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

  • Physics Colloquium

    DRL A8

    Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer for NOVA

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/about/apse.html

    "Controversy in Science: When scientists disagree, what's the poor journalist to do?"

  • Physics Colloquium

    DRL A8

    Stephen Jordan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    Stephen Jordan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    http://www.nist.gov/itl/math/sjordan.cfm

    "Simulating quantum field theories on quantum computers"

  • Physics Colloquium

    DRL A8

    Meg Urry, Yale University

    "The Interplay of Supermassive Black Hole Growth and Galaxy Evolution"

    http://pantheon.yale.edu/~cmu2/